Local Plan -

Middlewick update

Conservatives are the only Party to vote against the development


 At the Borough Council’s Local Plan Committee on 13th June 2022, Colchester Conservatives were the only party NOT to support the allocation of 1,000 houses on Middlewick.

The ruling coalition of Greens, Labour and Lib Dems on the Local Plan Committee all voted together to push forward plans for 1,000 homes on Middlewick.

The Conservatives are now the only party to stand against unsustainable development on this important green space.

Cllr Lewis Barber, Conservative spokesman on the Local Plan Committee said: “The Conservatives support sustainable and affordable development, with good transport links, that protect our green spaces by focusing development onto brown-field in the first instance.

The Green, Labour and Lib Dem coalition’s plans for 1,000 homes on Middlewick go against everything we stand for. It will simply add more congestion and concrete over more valuable green space."

The Conservatives pledge to work to protect Middlewick and ensure our climate and housing emergency is addressed